Aya Pog

"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to."

-Kobe Bryant

Hi, I'm Aya...

I’m a multicultural creative manager and co-founder of digital agency Swurl. I am fluent in English and Russian. My passion is studying the relationship between people and technology, and how our society is influenced by it. I have worked in various creative roles for 13 years and my favorite part is  working with people and leading the design of human-centered products.

I specialize in developing the story of how company brands are being perceived, evaluating the user experience, and collaborating with engineers and creatives to find elegant solutions. 

I have an undergraduate degree from the Rhode Island School of Design…but with that being said, a lot of the best artists I know never went to school. I’m currently working on a book called, “Should I go to art school?”. Should be out 2021!


Creative Management
Creative Direction
UX Workshops
Brand Strategy
Product Design

Working in UX requires you to not only LOVE people, but to be endlessly curious about why they do the things they do.

 — Rosie Allabarton

My role in emerging tech...

I thrive in environments where I can mentor individuals and learn how people choose to interact with technology. I enjoy motivating designers to be at their best, but I also love diving into the details. I believe it is important to reflect and redesign our circumstances and surroundings. I’m looking for organizations that are forward thinking and embrace change as a positive element. 

What is my goal?

I’m not an expert, I’m still learning. I love finding artists that stand out, I love discovering their passion, helping them build confidence and collaborating with them on innovative projects. My goal is to bring talented people together and make things happen.